HyGenikx, the revolutionary air and surface steriliser from specialist UK manufacturer Mechline Developments is now being seen as an important ally in the fight against Coronavirus across the world. Since the Coronavirus outbreak began Mechline has seen a surge in orders for HyGenikx units both in the UK, across Europe and as far away as Peru.
The revolutionary air and surface steriliser is proven to eradicate harmful bacteria and viruses, including those in the same family as the latest COVID-19 pandemic. The unit has now been backed by respected microbiologist Dr David Webber, who has clarified how HyGenikx performs in relation to the current Coronavirus strain – ‘Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2’ (SARS-CoV-2).
“HyGenikx units have been shown to kill a wide range of microbes that are more difficult to eradicate than viruses, including bacterial species that produce endospores (Clostridium difficile, Geobacillus stearothermophilus), Gram-positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, S. epidermidis, Listeria monocytogenes and L. innocua) , Gram-negative bacteria (Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa), and moulds (Aspergillus fumigatus) in both the air and/or on surfaces.
SARS-CoV-2 belongs to the same group of viruses that cause colds and influenza. The use of similar technology in call centres and offices at an NHS Trust has been shown to reduce the incidence of illness-related absences; particularly reported cases of colds, coughs and influenza, as well as reducing other chest and respiratory problems.
Without testing HyGenikx against SARS-CoV-2 (or a suitable surrogate) I cannot categorically state that HyGenikx can kill this coronavirus: however there is a great deal of scientific evidence that this technology can kill a wide range of other microbes that are much more difficult to eradicate than SARS-CoV-2.
HyGenikx technology has been tested against MS-2 coliphage (a surrogate for Norovirus), and achieved significant reductions in counts in both air samples and on surfaces. MS-2 is a non-enveloped virus which is more difficult to kill than the lipid-enveloped SARS-CoV-2.”
Whilst Coronavirus is understandably dominating the news, businesses still need to protect against other dangerous microorganisms as Kristian Roberts, Marketing Manager at Mechline explains:
“Microorganisms can multiply very quickly, spreading infections, compromising hygiene standards, causing food to spoil and creating offensive odours. HyGenikx complements operators’ existing hygiene and HACCP procedures, combating airborne viruses and bacteria, stopping their spread and minimising the risks of cross contamination.
The advanced and compact wall-mounted HyGenikx unit is a plug and play option that will quietly go about its business, keeping staff, customers, food and surfaces protected from viruses and bacteria – even in the hardest to reach areas. HyGenikx utilises a combination of the most effective air and surface sterilisation technologies available to produce Superoxide Ions and Plasma Quattro, which are proven to target and kill biological hazards, including Salmonella, E.coli, Norovirus, and other primary sources of infections.”
The HyGenikx range is also proven to extend the shelf-life of stored perishable fresh food by an average of 58%, with some produce proving to last as much as 150% longer! Principally the life and quality of fruit and vegetables can be significantly extended – which in turn can significantly reduce food waste and cost.
Prices for the HyGenikx system start from £289, plus international shipping and the range has models to suit every application, from food preparation areas, cold rooms and front of house, to washrooms, refuse areas and beyond.